The War On Women (Part 1)

Disclaimer: This is not a political post, it’s not anything close. One’s political stance has nothing to do with the truth I’m telling here.

I wish people would stop acting like women are so weak and fragile that men have to walk on eggshells around us. There, I said it. If you read nothing else, glad you read that part.

Where I come from, we were built a lot stronger than those complaining about what Trump said. And, where I come from, I was taught to laugh and throw a joke along with the best of them. Let me just put myself out there for a minute… When I was much younger, I had this madness for Robert Downey Jr... I probably would have told you that the man was not safe with me and that I was not above knocking him over the head and dragging him back to my lair, or someone else’s, for mating rituals. Anywhere, probably.

This is funny because I’m a woman, right? And everybody knows I (probably) would not have actually assaulted Mr. Downey. But it was funny to joke about! If you’re upset by men’s locker room talk, you should hear a woman’s beauty parlor talk! Words can be very bad, and Trumps words were awful, but more so because he is a man. I do not particularly like him, but I don’t have to. I like that he gave me material for a generalized blog on the hypocrisy that today’s society is drowning in.

The man I actually did beat over the head and drag back to my place is now recognized as my husband of 20 years, and he didn’t mind at all, luckily. I was 110 in the shade, 50 pounds lighter and a whole lot feistier but no (well, not much) force was needed on my part. See, you think it’s funny because I’m a woman. But if I said he did that to me this would be a whole different conversation. Are we judging men “on the sidewalk”?

So, please, for the love of all Gods, give women the credit we deserve for actually being the angel_of_war_by_ashitaro-d9r7zgustronger sex you say we are, for the natural ability we have to measure the risk and danger we really are or are not in, that is a gift God gave us. We are not stupid, we can and should be able to take a joke, we can and should be able to discern a joke vs a threat. Our country needs women to step up & say, “hey, speak for yourself, Miss Victim!” If you think Hillary gives a bucket of beans more than Trump about women with a fragile psyche, you’re very naive. She’s as strong as they come and she has no mercy for any of your “feelings”. She apologizes for nothing, and is no better.

 

I don’t yet know what I am going to do on vote day, but I know what I am not going to do. I am not going to be weak & offended and vote based on either candidates ability to rub me wrong because they both do. Policy is what should matter first to all of us and character a very close second, however, they both already lost on character so we are back down to policy. We’re screwed. But we can take a screwing. America has been here before. We always manage to get by. That’s all I’ve got to say about that.

*my apologies for any offense the men mentioned in this post may or may not take. Downey, you are not in danger of being knocked over the head and dragged into a lair.

 

 

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